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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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Secur ing Productivity in the Border less Enterprise
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The combination of cloud and mobility can allow for great employee productivity and greater customer responsiveness. However, these new business opportunities mean nothing if you can't protect against the new security challenges they bring.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Microsoft

Office 365: Upgrading Enterprise Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: You must carefully evaluate the risks associated with adopting any platform that streamlines access to company information. Examine here the security features of Microsoft Office 365, and discover the cloud security gaps that could hinder its adoption.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Symantec Corporation

How Ransomware Works
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
RESOURCE: Explore what ransomeware is, and the 5 stages of a ransomware attack so that you can prepare for the reality of this growing threat.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Why a Modern Security Architecture Matters
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover the benefits of an integrated, unified security architecture over the sequential, additive approaches that have evolved the industry. Understand the ability of security architectures to address modern threats while supporting the use of new applications.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Palo Alto Networks

The Ransomware Threat - A Guide to Detecting an Attack Before it's Too Late
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn all about ransomware in this white paper, including the 5 phases of a ransomware attack and the 5 steps of defending against one, including: prepare with various security measures, focus on detection, be ready for containment, and 2 more.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Security and CDW- With Threats Detected, Your Business is Protected
sponsored by CDW
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for insights on how small businesses can more efficiently handle their security infrastructure. Even without an extensive IT staff, small businesses can deploy a robust, easy-to-manage security platform protecting your data and your reputation.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

CDW

Internet Security Threat Report: Healthcare
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EBOOK: This thorough 108-page threat report examines multiple facets of today's threat landscape including targeted attacks, smartphone threats, social media scams and IoT vulnerabilities to help you secure your healthcare system effectively now and into the future.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Symantec Corporation

Eissmann Group Automotive Evaluates NextGen Firewall F-Series
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn what went into Eissmann Group Automotive's decision to replace their firewall when their existing routers were reaching their performance limits.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Barracuda Networks

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms
sponsored by Intel Security
ANALYST REPORT: This Magic Quadrant report direct from Gartner investigates the quality of endpoint protection platforms, capabilities, the depth of features and the ease of control from current endpoint vendors to help you decide the proper endpoint security platform for your organization (and your budget).
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Intel Security

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection Solutions
sponsored by Intel Security
ANALYST REPORT: Access now to learn the pros and cons of mobile security vendors as Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection Solutions dissects the current MDP vendor landscape so you can best understand which company can most effectively help you out if you're looking to bolster your mobile data protection initiatives.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2015

Intel Security

Practical Guide to IT Security Breach Prevention Part I
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: For your security policies to be effective, they need to bring all devices and applications under IT control and regulate user behavior. Kaspersky Lab has created a set of IT & Data Security Breach Prevention Practical Guides to simplify this seemingly daunting task.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Kaspersky Lab

Analyzing the ROI of Cyber Situational Awareness
sponsored by Digital Shadows
WHITE PAPER: While there are unquantifiable returns associated with greater cyber awareness, there are also calculable cost savings and returns. Access now to learn how you can demonstrate cost savings in a tangible way to your board members.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Digital Shadows

IT Security Vendor Analysis by Bizety
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines five major vendors and evaluates their security solutions. Learn how well they can coordinate their systems to successfully secure your web infrastructure and online data.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

13 Questions You Must Ask Your Bot Mitigation Vendor
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover 13 tips to help you differentiate between vendors to make a fully informed decision when it comes to your web application security.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

The 2016 Bad Bot Landscape Report
sponsored by Distil Networks
RESOURCE: This report gives you stats and graphs about recent bot traffic and how bots are crippling the cyber landscape. You'll learn how bots are created and the specific, sophisticated attacks than can use to disable your organization.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

IDG: How Teamwork Will Improve Your IT's Security Intelligence
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
ANALYST BRIEF: This white paper shares insights from industry expert Jennifer Blatnik as she discusses how IT best mitigates security risks. Learn what she believes are the top network security threats today and how to best address cloud security issues.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Top 10 Tips for Educating Employees About Cybersecurity
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
EBOOK: Do you know the most common risk factor for corporate cybercrime? Employees. Cyberthreats to your business are usually blamed on outsiders but sometimes, the threat actually originates from within. Discover 10 key tips for educating your employees about cybersecurity.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Kaspersky Lab

The MSP’s Complete Guide to Cyber Security
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: Don't put off security talks until after it's too late. This white paper gathers stats and facts about cybersecurity in regards to SMBs. Learn about common cybersecurity mistakes SMBs constantly make and tips on how to approach cloud security.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intronis

IBM QRadar - Sense and Detect Modern Threats with the Most Sophisticated Security Analytics Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to "sense" chains of malicious activities and rapidly deploy security tools across your entire network including cloud-based resources. Access now to greatly improve your remediation efforts and minimize potential damage to your organization.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Small Business IT Security: Save Money, Save Face
sponsored by CDW
ANALYST BRIEF: This article from security expert Mark Lachniet shows you strategic steps your SMB can take to ensure your limited IT budget doesn't mean increased cybersecurity risks. You'll learn four specific guidelines to help you understand your greatest vulnerabilities lie and how to cost effectively mitigate them.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 18 May 2016

CDW

Whiteboard: Barracuda Web Application Firewall
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
VIDEO: In this video, you will learn about common types of web application attacks and what you can do to save your website. Watch now to discover how firewalls can best protect your site against targeted and automated attacks. Protect the integrity of your data and safeguard the reputation of your business.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Premiered: 30 Jun 2015

Barracuda Networks

Step Out of the Bull's-Eye
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
EBOOK: In recent years, threat actors have become increasingly focused on targeting corporations to obtain sensitive data. With the increased need to implement defensive measures to secure your infrastructure, this resource uncovers the cybercrime landscape, their motives and key strategies to prevent and mitigate attacks.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Kaspersky Lab

4 Strategies for Keeping Critical Networks Secure
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn four major criteria for selecting the right long term security partner. Access now to find a security provider who can satisfy these major areas of concern and other areas of need for your organization.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

3 Major Challenges to Securing Your Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Get an overview of cloud strategies to help you address three major security challenges and protect your data as your organization evolves into a cloud-enabled enterprise.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Threat Defense Isn't Just About Detection: It's How Your Respond
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to leverage endpoint detection and response (EDR) to create truly intelligent endpoints that automatically detect and respond to threats before they do their damage. Additionally, read on to see 5 criteria to look for when researching EDR solutions so you can determine which are most proactive in helping to prevent attacks.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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